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How the War on Drugs has intervened in the US-Mexico security relationship


McLean, WA, How the War on Drugs has intervened in the US-Mexico security relationship, Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2013, 30 September - 2 October 2013, Perth, pp. 1-24. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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The US-Mexico relationship is problematic when viewed from a security studies viewpoint. Here, US behaviour towards Mexico seems inconsistent. Why, for example, does the ‘war on drugs’ seemingly take precedent over Mexican domestic stability? In a similar vein, Mexico is the third biggest energy supplier to the US, yet rarely features in the energy security discourse in the way that distance threats such as Iraq and Iran do. How can we reconcile this outwardly contradictory hierarchy of strategic priorities through a security lens?

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:Defence and security policy
UTAS Author:McLean, WA (Dr Wayne McLean)
ID Code:87052
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-11-06
Last Modified:2014-08-14
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